2. Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater represents a rare combination of youth and skill in the 2020 free agent pool. While quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Eli Manning, and Philip Rivers have Hall-of-Fame-caliber resumes, each player would be nothing more than a one-year bandage to push the team toward the 2021 draft.
Bridgewater on the other hand, is just 28-years-old and has flashed tremendous upside. The former first-round pick seemed destined for stardom as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
A Pepsi Rookie of the Year Award in 2014 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 further confirmed his ability to lead a team. While a catastrophic knee injury in 2016 threatened to end his career, the resilient signal-caller was able to rehab and work his way back into the NFL.
Bridgewater has thrived in limited action as a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. While the former Louisville star may elect to remain as the quarterback-in-waiting behind Brees, the right contract offer would surely sway him to return to a starting role.
The Las Vegas Raiders could be the perfect situation for both player and team.